Food & Beverage Highlights

Sydney’s ‘Mr Eternity’

Sydney chose the word ‘Eternity’ to light up its iconic Harbour Bridge to ring in the new century, and the word also featured later in 2000 in the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games.

That’s because the word became a key part of city folklore when, over a period of 35 years, a reformed alcoholic who converted to Christianity spread his message by writing ‘Eternity’ in chalk an estimated 500,000 times over 35 years on footpaths across the city. That man was Arthur Stace, who became known as ‘Mr Eternity’.

Delaware North is celebrating this rather curious part of Sydney history in its latest opening at Sydney’s Central Railway Station – Eternity Bar & Grill. It is the signature venue among three new food & beverage outlets from Delaware North at the station, and is located in the Booking Hall.

Eternity Bar & Grill combines a “modern and casual” bar and grill atmosphere with capacity for 220 guests. It is not just local folklore that is being celebrated; the outlet is also a showcase for local wines, beers and ingredients.

To create the menu, Delaware North consulted with Sydney chef Claire Van Vuuren, who has opened a number of popular restaurants in the region. “I wanted the menu to reflect the diversity and energy of people who pass through the station,” she said. “The menu has something for everyone and reflects the flavours and produce of Sydney.”

Sending a message: Eternity Bar & Grill is located inside the Booking Hall of Central Railway Station. It celebrates local hero Arthur 'Mr Eternity' Stace (below left) and features a menu created by Sydney chef Claire Van Vuuren (below right).

The Moodie Davitt e-Zine | Issue 251 | 12 November 2018